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ANNA KRUHELSKA

Born in Lodz, Poland

Anna Kruhelska is a visual artist and practising architect. She has worked as an architect on a vast array of major projects in Russia, Malasia, and the UK, all of which has formed her understanding of form, symmetry and space, and given her a knowledge which has allowed her to cultivate a congruous and innovative contemporary practice.

 

Kruhelska focuses on abstract, three-dimensional paper wall reliefs that work by reflecting light - with the overall effect dependant on the viewer’s perspective. The central concept of her work is the interplay between light and shade, contrast, and the repetitive patterns created by the folds and hollows in the work. Inspired by minimalism, architectural composition and origami (as well as by the chip carving technique which is popular in Southern Poland), Anna creates clean, crisp, often white-on-white framed wall installations. These artworks are beautifully presented and often work alongside one another in formation so, although not officially diptychs, very often the artworks appear to flow from one frame to the next.

 

The pieces are all made from archival, light-resistant and acid-free paper. All of the paper elements in each piece are folded and assembled by hand with meticulous care and attention to detail.

WOOD PIECE - 'Constant Change'

Kruhelska has been a practicing architect for the last 14 years, and whilst her strongest inspiration may stem from her profession, she equally enjoys her practice as a means to explore the ideas she finds more interesting, with the added licence of full creative abandon, such as these sensational painted wood carvings, which explore the intersection of tessellation, geometry and the chip carving technique in nuanced detail and exactitude. 

Anna Kruhelska, CONSTANT CHANGE 42 89cm diameter Spray painted cut wood
Anna Kruhelska, CONSTANT CHANGE 42 89cm diameter Spray painted cut wood

Anna Kruhelska, CONSTANT CHANGE 42

89cm diameter

Spray painted & cut wood mounted on white circular board

Left: front view

Right: side view

Price on request

UNTITLED - 'Flow' series

"Paper suits me. Once folded, it’s quite rigid, and it allows me to work with the 3D shapes I’m interested in. I can either work with quite simple surface patterns based on tessellation or tiling, or create more fluid and complex forms by using parametric modelling, such as with my Untitled series.” ANNA KRUHELSKA

Anna Kruhelska, Untitled 169, paper scul

Anna Kruhelska, UNTITLED No.169

70 x 100 x 8cm

Folded paper inside white box frame

with museum quality glass

Anna Kruhelska, UNTITLED No.156 70 x 100 x 8cm

Anna Kruhelska, UNTITLED No.156

70 x 100 x 8cm

Folded paper inside white box frame

with museum quality glass

Anna Kruhelska_foldiful 63_woolff gallery

SOLD

Anna Kruhelska, UNTITLED No.63

70 x 100 x 8cm

Folded paper inside white box frame

with museum quality glass

Anna Kruhelska, UNTITLED No.87 70 x 100 x 8cm Folded paper

Anna Kruhelska, UNTITLED No.87

70 x 100 x 8cm

Folded paper inside white box frame

with museum quality glass

Anna Kruhelska, UNTITLED No.84 70 x 100 x 8cm Folded paper

Anna Kruhelska, UNTITLED No.84

70 x 100 x 8cm

Folded paper inside white box frame

with museum quality glass

Anna Kruhelska_untitled056_100 x 70cm_fo

Anna Kruhelska, UNTITLED No.66

70 x 100 x 8cm

Folded paper inside white box frame

with museum quality glass

SMALL WORKS - 'Affinity' series

"I love minimalism and simplicity and I am fascinated by patterns, texture and the play of light and shadow. Wanting to combine all these inspirations, I began to experiment with pleating fabrics - after few months, I turned to paper which I used to work with a lot during my university years training as an architect. Whilst there are many limitations to paper, I discovered that it gave me a lot of creative freedom and possibilities. That’s how it all began.” ANNA KRUHELSKA

Anna Kruhelska_foldiful 23_woolff gallery

Anna Kruhelska, UNTITLED No.23

50 x 50 x 5cm

Folded paper inside white box frame

with museum quality glass

Anna Kruhelska_foldiful 27_woolff gallery

SOLD

Anna Kruhelska, UNTITLED No.27

50 x 50 x 5cm

Folded paper inside white box frame

with museum quality glass

Anna Kruhelska_foldiful 27_woolff gallery

SOLD

Anna Kruhelska, UNTITLED No.20

50 x 50 x 5cm

Folded paper inside white box frame

with museum quality glass

Anna Kruhelska_foldiful 43_woolff gallery

Anna Kruhelska, UNTITLED No.43

50 x 50 x 5cm

Folded paper inside white box frame

with museum quality glass

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